George J. Haas is founder and premier investigator of The Cydonia Institute, established in 1991. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Pre-Columbian Society of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Haas is also an artist, art instructor, writer, and curator. He is a member and former director of the Sculptors' Association of New Jersey. He has also authored monographs for various art exhibitions, and had a one-man show at the OK Harris Gallery of Art in New York City. He became interested in the "Face on Mars" after reading a book on the subject by Randolfo Rafael Pozos in 1991. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Dr. Amelia Joy Cole; he has three daughters.
William R. Saunders graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomorphology. He began work in the petroleum industry in Calgary, Alberta in 1978 and currently works as a petroleum geoscience consultant in Calgary. He was reintroduced to the "Face on Mars" in 1991 by Richard Hoagland's book, "The Monuments of Mars." He began looking at the Mars Global Surveyor images on NASA's web site with their first release in April of 1998. He met George Haas on a web-site discussion group shortly thereafter.
Foreword writer Richard C. Hoagland has been a NASA consultant and Science Advisor to Walter Cronkite and CBS News. In 1993 he won the Angstrom Medal for Excellence in Science. He is the author of "The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever" (Frog, Ltd., 2001).show more